KINGWOOD, WV: - A contract worker helping in the installation of a water treatment system at the former Decondor Coal Mine site in Preston County died on the job Tuesday when a ditch at a mine reclamation site caved in on him. This 38-year-old man was employed by Breakaway Inc. out of Sutton, West Virginia in Braxton County.
Morgantown, West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Jeffery Robinette has been selected from 2014-2018 as a Super Lawyer for Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiff.
Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Every year, miners are injured or killed because the coal operators continue to circumvent or violate safety laws for the protection of the miners.
West Virginia coal miners are among the hardest working professionals in America. Despite strong MSHA regulations, coal mining continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.
Is drug use causing mine safety violations to rise? In the second year of the new drug testing program, WV state mine safety officials have pulled the certification of 555 coal miners for drug, substance, and alcohol abuse since January of last year, averaging more than one a day. The numbers may actually be higher since union miners have an opportunity to go through an arbitration process prior to suspension.
Truck Roll-over Crash on I-79
A coal truck driver was killed early Monday morning, September 8th, 2014, in an accident on Interstate 79 in Harrison County. The truck wreck occurred between the Lost Creek and Stonewood exits. The truck was owned by the Nuzum Trucking Company of Shinnston, WV. The truck was travelling south on I-79 when it ran off the side of the interstate, veered back to the opposite side, ran into the median and rolled over, bursting into flames.
Recent tragic mining fatalities in West Virginia have spurred the finalization of new regulations governing the use of proximity detection sensors for continuous mining machines. In the course of their workday, miners face potential of pinning, crushing, or striking hazards associated with working close to continuous mining machines. Proximity detection technology can help to prevent these types of accidents.